Just got a new roof!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lothiriel, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    And I am so pleased!

    The old coop roof was starting to cave in -- my coop is very crooked to begin with (my parents got an old packing crate and turned it into a shed about 25 years ago, with zero building experience), and the roof follows suit. It has a very shallow slope and it was shingled, so the snow just sat there, getting heavier and heavier all the time. For a LONG time I've wanted it redone, but it never happened. Until this week!

    My dad took off the whole roof and we put in new rafters, put on purlins (they were nonexistent before!), then insulation and the corrugated aluminum roofing. When those were up, my mom and I put in some insulation on the inside between the rafters. We have 1 more piece to get and then we will put up the inside plywood, caulk the holes and paint the whole thing with aluminum roof paint, and then it will be all done.

    I am SO PLEASED and HAPPY! The one thing I still wish for is a deeper slope, but that probably won't happen. When I get my own place and build my own coop, I'm going to definitely give it a bigger slope. Right now it's a 1 foot difference between the front and back, and it's an 8x8 coop.

    But in all, yes, I am very happy with my new roof. [​IMG]

    -- I forgot to add... There was literally NO overhang before. Now I have a whole FOOT on all sides!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    You know that you can't post that you have something new without posting pics. That is against all BYC rules and regulations. [​IMG]

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  4. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:pictures??????????????
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can take pictures of the new roof now, but we were all too busy to bother with the camera during the process. I wish I had some though.

    I promise I'll get you all some pics later! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pictures as promised! And a few stuck in of the tenants. I couldn't resist. [​IMG] The roof took 2 days to complete because it was started late the first day. So that night the girls had to sleep in the barn with the cows. They put up a huge fuss about that, but I was not going to let them spend the night in a coop with no roof! They were super excited last night when they were allowed to go to bed.

    Front view...
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    Back view...
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    The girls running to see me...
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    Nutty's new feathers -- she just finished her molt...
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    Clotilde losing her feathers -- she's just starting, and I plan to get some pics for that molting contest...
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    Happy to be inside...
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    The insulation and the last one that has none -- you can see the purlins there...
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    Clover turning away from the camera...
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    And all the junk that came off the top -- shingles, tar paper, and all the rotten wood behind the wheelbarrow...
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  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:NICE roof! Beautiful chickens.
     
  9. kevinhannan

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    Thanks for the great pics - you must be so pleased!

    Purlins? You have the hallmarks of a cowboy builder!

    Now you should paint some 'Miss Kitty' eyes with BIG eyelashes on the coop -
    just to show how nice eyeliner can be anywhere!
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] Oh dear.... No eyelashes on the coop! Though I will tell you that I saw a white convertible Volkswagen Beetle the other day, and it has giant eyelashes on the lights. [​IMG]

    What's "cowboy" about purlins? That's what everyone called them while we were building the parn... Unless that's the wrong way to spell in and it's supposed to be pearlings... [​IMG]
     

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